Below with Q&A
Below with Q&A poster image

Below with Q&A

PREMIERE EVENT
Thu
29
Thu Aug 29 5:30 PM
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Cinema 1 Orana Cinemas Busselton
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
180 Mins
August
Thu Aug 29

Enjoy the WA Premiere screening of Below, a MIFF@CinefestOZ Film Festival film.

Filmed in Western Australia, this is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with the Filmmakers with a Q&A to follow at The Good Egg. Enjoy a beverage on arrival with a tapas menu and additional beverages available to purchase.

SYNOPSIS
Starring Ryan Corr and Anthony LaPaglia, Below is a pitch-black comedy with a uniquely provocative take on Australia’s asylum-seeker detention system. When darkweb con-artist Dougie lands in the bloody deep end of a scam gone wrong, his gruff stepdad Terry agrees to pay off his debts. In return, Dougie must take a job at the refugee detention centre where Terry works. Ever the grifter, Dougie discovers a way to make cash by live-streaming the underground fight club run by the centre’s morally bankrupt security staff. But when things inevitably go south, Dougie may be the only one willing to take a stand.

Norwegian-born Iranian-Australian director Maziar Lahooti makes his feature debut with this devilishly dark comedy, adapted for the screen by Perth playwright Ian Wilding from his award-winning play of the same name. Joining Corr (Holding the Man) and LaPaglia (Balibo) in the ring are The Heights’ Phoenix Raei and The Kettering Incident’s Alison Whyte, as well as Morgana O’Reilly (Wentworth) and Zenia Star (The Merger).

Below isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty as it tackles hard issues, resulting in a deliberately provocative dare of film that’s bound to get audiences talking.


MIFF@CinefestOZ: A presentation of the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund.